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competitive perfectionist, friends say so in interviews. mr. obama's own words say it best. he is a perpetually aspiring overachiever. as he faces off that romney, obama's will to win and fear of losing is in overdrive. he is cramming for debates against an opponent, raising money and a frantic pace to narrow the gap with mr. romney and embracing to do anything it takes type take a minute recently contentious campaign. even bystanders of the political world, mr. obama's obsession with virtuosity, and proving himself a remarkable. this quote saying parenthesis, critics call it eric at. when mr. obama was derided as insufferable overachiever in an early political race, his friends weren't. it. even those loyal to mr. obama say that his quest for excellence can bleed into cockiness and he tends to overestimate his capabilities, end of quote. so what should one predict about a second term for barack obama, particularly with these qualities of character? he most recently exhibited a combination of moving to the center while preaching with somehow detect good his class author, target
achieve. >> well, are they? the endurable myth about the obama presidency to which mr. obama subscribes is that he's tremendously persuasive. i don't think his advocacy of obama care and the health care bill supports that. >> it did pass. >> it did pass with chicanery and reconciliation and lots of other things, but he did not move the country which is what he's trying to do with the nra. obama's approval rating 52%, the nra's approval rating 54%. >> republicans in congress is 17%. >> since gun control came back to the top of the agenda, the nra has acquired 250,000 new members, so we're going to find out. you saw by putting up the statements by some of the democratic senators that there's a resistance in the democratic caucus because they have six seats up next time. >> all of those senators, i showed. >> in states where mr. obama got less than 42% of the votes, the republicans need to control the senate six seats. >> so how hard does he push this, cokie? >> i think he pushes parts of it. the assault weapons ban is obviously a huge problem and that's what most people are pushing back a
wanted to call and get my comments on today's ceremony. it is very moving. i did not vote for mr. obama. i hope he surrounds himself with people that we give him counsel. he was hoping we would come together, works for the next four years. the most moving part was beyonce's singing of the national anthem. i hope we can go forward as one nation. >> she writes the benediction is lovely but what about separation of church and state? next is a call from santiago. i thought president obama's speech was really good. agree with james taylor and beyonce. their performances were great. he did not talk about bipartisanship and he should have. host: the speech was clocked in at just over 18 minutes. next is a call from gary. caller: thank you for letting me call. i was very impressed with its. it is a good day for us all to come together. it is a very special shout out you were finishing the national anthem. they started ripping the president's, his agenda, his speech. this is fairly biased news. >> your seen pictures from inside the capitol. but macsharry this beautiful shot. the congressional lu
, and growing up before a nation. then, their mother, first lady michelle obama. >> mrs. michelle obama. >> reporter: to thunderous applause, ushering in a new term and those new bangs. the first lady tweeting, "blessed to be joining so many of my fellow americans gathered to watch the inauguration." and then, the president, walking toward that archway, about to see the hundreds of thousands gathered on the national mall. >> the president of the united states, barack h. obama. >> reporter: the president emerging, flashing his giant smile, but soon, wiping away a tear, during a stirring performance by the brooklyn tabernacle choir. ♪ his truth is marching on >> reporter: and then all eyes on the president and chief justin john roberts, who flubbed his words four years ago, triggering a second swearing in. this time, the president's hand on two bibles, president lincoln's and dr. martin luther king's, and this time, it was the president who seemed to swallow a word. >> the office of president of the united states. >> and will to the best of my ability. >> reporter: and then, the preside
senators, i showed. >> in states where mr. obama got less than 42% of the votes, the republicans need to control the senate six seats. >> how hard does he push this, cokie? >> i think he pushes parts of it. the assault weapons ban is obviously a huge problem and that's what most people pushing back against. although it is interesting with the increased number of women in congress that it might have a better shot than 1994, 29% of republican men voted for the assault weapons ban and almost 70% of republican women. so you could see a difference because of that. but i think that background checks, waiting period, you bi is suicide. and to put in a waiting period could help with suicide. >> rick, how -- >> i think you could start to see some movement on those aspects. >> how do you think republicans shut play this. >> i think we should stick to our guns and, you know, george reminded me of something i said to him back in '94 when i ran for the senate in pennsylvania. he said am i going to win, i said guns. i don't think -- i think it's an even more important issue for people today given
. rather than focusing on america's vexing problems like an exploding debt and a weak economy, mr. obama put forth that the nation's top priority must be imposing social justice. >> we must make the hard choices to reduce the cost of healthcare and the size of our deficit. but we reject the belief that america must choose between caring for the generation who built this country and investing in the generation that will build its future. [ applause ] for we remember the lessons of our past when twilight years were spent in poverty. parents of a child with a disability had nowhere to turn. we do not believe that in this country freedom is reserved for the lucky. talking points disagrees with president obama's priority. although. impossible to do what the president wants to do. in short, prosperity. can't be done no matter how much money you spend. much more effective is building a strong society based upon a robust free market and effective, effective social programs. that provide opportunity rather than charity. as the president should know by now. the federal government cannot provide fo
were accepted this time and there was no limit on amounts. mr. obama's predecessor will not attend choosing to be with his father former president george h.w. bush who recently left the hospital after bronchitis and persistent cough and fever. 2012 mitt romney will not be here. it's not uncommon forerunners up to be no shows. michael dukakis skipped herbert walker bush's and mondale was a no show at the second inaugural in 85 which is the last time the constitutionally required date fell on a sunday and a second ceremonial oath was done. >> 40s tomorrow and showers in the afternoon perhaps flurries for folks going to the ball at president obama's second inaugural. carl cameron, fox news. >>> thank you. still ahead the uncertain future of gun. >> the president's second term. stay with us. ÷÷ >> look at that. these beautiful shots of washington are one of the major up sides of the events going on here. not only do you get to see the country come together and celebrate our democracy but boy oh boy the capitol never looked better. much of the world is following the deadly terrorist
but that's business. what will the gown look like? if the past is any guide, mrs. obama with those famous arms tends to favor strapless and one shoulder gowns, fitted at the waist and lots of color. sources say strapless is at least one option she's considering. designers are mindful this piece of clothing is not just an outfit, but a piece of history too. >> you have to describe in this garment what she's feeling. >> i felt like betsy ross. >> she dressed the first lady at the swearing in ceremony on inauguration morning. >> i didn't want to dress her for that evening of the ball. i wanted to do the inauguration? >> why. >> because that's the moment that the whole world is apart of. and the whole world was watching. >> which is why this time -- >> some people wanted to know. i thought, there's nothing more important than seeing someone else have this gift and what they do with it. >> reporter: let me bring in our cnn resident fashionista, alina cho. we also have josie standing next to me, a stylist and creative director for elle magazine. you always have the inside scoop, can we talk abo
then it is off to the parade where mr. obama and the first lady will thank supporters and be joined by marching bands and military units. after the celebration back to work in a tough political environment. >> politics now are very divisive with the extremes in both parties punishing any sort of compromise. it used to be back in my father's time and in my early days compromise was an act of statesman ship. now for too many partisans it is viewed as an act of betrayal. >> president obama could start by changing the attitude about congress. >> he speaks in general terms. he likes the executive order approach a whole lot better rather than the legislative approach. you have got to legislate and you have to leg stlat quickly. you don't control the entire congress. >> the honeymoon won't last for long after the celebration. it will be back to fighting it out over issues including government spending debt and entitlements. >> you skipped the best part when they are at the luncheon tomorrow after the inauguration they are going to be having steamed lobster with new england clammed chowder sauce and bi
:40, the president and mrs. obama leave the white house for the capital. the inaugural ceremonies begin at 11:30 and include the ceremonial swearing-in of vice president biden. then at 11:55, president obama will be sworn in by chief justice john roberts. and at noon, the president will deliver his inaugural address. that will be followed by lunch at the capital. then around 2:30, the president leads a procession back to the white house where he and the first lady will watch the inaugural parade along pennsylvania avenue. down there among the people on the national mall is our national correspondent byron pitts. what do you see? >> good morning. 400,000 people were lucky enough to get tickets. they were members of the white house or the congress. about 30,000 people will sit closest to the podium. here in the same area four years ago. back then there was a great deal talk of race and the historical importance of the moment. i remember watching it, men and women wept as then president-elect obama took the oath of office. today, far less talk about race, mostly about the nation's business. but
cannot govern from there. the people just had an election. they chose mr. obama. he's going to get what he wants in the short term. long term, there are many things you can do to push the ball forward in the way that you think is most helpful. can i go back to guns for just a second? one of the things that i think was frustrating for those not on mr. obama's side in general over the whole guns thing is that in his remarks he looked at everybody and he challenged those congressmen from mixed districts who have a lot of gun rights supporters. he challenged them and said try to be brave, do the right thing. that's a great thing to say. but he himself, the president, could have been brave and done the right thing by including in his big view of guns hollywood, our culture, our media, all of the people who make entertainment that very arguably are hurting kids in america but who are the president's supporters. so he didn't want to do the right thing there and it's frustrating. when you're president you ought to be thinking big, and even when you've just been re-elected and you're going to be
. but then she always looks great. happy 49th, mrs. obama. i gave birth to my daughter on may 18th, five days later, i had a massive heart attack. bayer aspirin was the first thing the emts gave me. now, i'm on a bayer aspirin regimen. [ male announcer ] be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. [ woman ] learn from my story. that make kids happy. and even fewer that make moms happy too. with wholesome noodles and bite sized chicken, nothing brings you together like chicken noodle soup from campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. >>> 50 years ago, 1963 was a historic year in the civil rights movement. it was a year of protest and sit-ins across the south. in mississippi, a young civil rights leader named medgar evers was a leader for change. after fighting in world war ii, he returned to the united states to fight for equality at home. >> for many of us who have gone overseas and fought for this country and faulgt for mississippi, we fought for alabama, we fought for north carolina, we fought for illinois and we faugt for every state in this union. >> he became th
violence mr. obama conceded congress may reject his call to reinstate the assault weapons ban, on this and other proposals he put the burden on wavering lawmakers. >> we have to come up with answers that set politics aside. >> reporter: the president confronted his refusal to negotiate over an increase in the nation's $16.4 trillion debt ceiling due to expire in mid to late february. the nation's debt increased $5.8 trillion on mr. obama's watch. he's raised it four times, three in negotiations with congress. doesn't that suggest that we are going to go into a default situation because no one is talking to each other about how to resolve this? >> the fact of the matter is that we have never seen the debt ceiling used in this fashion where the notion was, you no he what? we might default unless we get 100% of what we want. that hasn't happened. >> reporter: house republicans like utah's jason chaffetz say the president is going to have to negotiate or preside over default. >> the president has to realize that republicans believe strongly you can't keep spendi
are protected by armed guards at their schools. mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he is just another elitest hypocrite when it comes to protection for their kids. >> the nra suffered a big loss in new york today with governor andrew cuomo signing into law the toughest gun control legislation in the country, strengthening the state's existing assault weapons ban. >> going to put rules in place that actually protect innocent people in society. that is what the state of new york is doing today. and it says common sense can win. and good people can win. and you can actually get government to work and get good things to happen. you can overpower the extremists with intelligence and with reason and with common sense. >> the nra immediately released this statement. these gun control schemes have failed in the past and will have no impact on public safety and crime, sadly, the new york legislature gave no consideration to that reality while lawmakers could have taken a step towards strengthening mental health reporting. instead, they opted for stopping the rights of g
schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their kids and gun-free zones for ours. >> that's a real ad. that, my friends, is political pornography. >> that's one of the grossest things i've ever seen in my life. >> i don't know what to say. joe? >> what's wrong with these people, mika? what's wrong with these people? you have children that had no say in the decision on whether their father was going to step forward to be president of the united states, to run for president, one of the most bone-crushing sacrificing things any husband or wife can do to their family. and the second they make that decision, their children and their entire family have targets on their backs. and the nra is putting something out like -- what's wrong with these people, putting out apps that 4-year-olds can play on the anniversary of the newtown murders, and now putting out an ad talking about the president's daughters? >> they
. having to wait more than five months for the election for fdr to take control. mr. obama will take the oath of office four times, jon. >> there was an interesting story about the vice-president's swearing-in as well. a little commerce intruding? >> reporter: that was held early this morning to accommodate justice sonia sotomayor's plans for a book signing in new york. the constitution stipulates the old president's term ends a second before noon on january 20th, but there's no such time set out for the vice-president. mr. biden really wantedwanted justice so toe mior t -- sonia o toe mior to administer the offer. >> i want to explain what a wonderful honor it was and how much out of her way the justice had to go. she's due in new york, has to leave right now. i apologize. we're going to walk out. her car is waiting so she can catch a train. i hope i haven't caused her to miss it. >> reporter: her book is called my beloved world, much of it about growing up in the bronx, a place she is absolutely devoted to, jon. >> wendell goler. do we know, did she make the book signing? >> report
are not foreclosed to them because so much of what mr. obama said last time around remains true today. our nation is at war against the far-reaching network of violence and hatred. our economy is badly weakened. homes have been lost. jobs shed. businesses shuttered. our health care is too costly. our schools fail too many. >> most of that speech he could give almost word for word again right now because so little has changed. in that speech he talks about wanting to end two wars, too many people are out of work, reaching out to the muslim world, reforming our schools, ending the fiscal crisis, so there's all kinds of redundancies that i think he can't go back to. >> reporter: aides to the president tell fox news his second inaugural will be different but not because he's penned in by stubborn conditionings but to the contrary, because the nation itself is in such a fundamentally different place than the dark days of early '09. one presidential historian who recently interviewed the president for rolling stone magazine counseled mr. obama to use the address to address what the president himself la
when it comes to the right to bear arms and mr. obama says that he is protecting other rights. take a look: >> president barack obama: that most fundamental set of rights to life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness, fundamental rights that were denied to college students at virginia tech. and high school students at columbine and elementary school students in newtown. those rights are at stake. we're responsible. >> chris: question: can you support a measure that would limit the size of these high-capacity clips that hold 30 rounds or 100 rounds? can you support a universal background check? >> you know, let's see what they come up with in terms of a specific proposal -- specific proposals. certainly, at newtown, what an incredible tragedy for every family involved. for that community. i have got a 2nd grade son and i have grandchildren about that age, and it was a terrible thing, those families, frankly, will never recover from. but, let's talk about changes that would have done something about that. so far, i don't see that. you know, connecticut is the -- one of the hardest
... >> narrator: he decided to make a symbolic gesture: he'd come to them. >> mr. obama is hoping for support from both sides of the aisle... >> narrator: take his proposal to the republicans on their own turf. >> he'll try and sell his plan to the republicans... >> narrator: he headed right for the meeting of the republican caucus. >> it's a rare day when the president goes to the capitol to meet only with members of the other party... >> hello, everybody. how are you? >> he spoke extemporaneously about the stimulus. he walked us through it probably 15 or 20 minutes, just his thought process and why he was advocating these policies. and then he opened it up for questions. >> narrator: the republicans were ready for him. >> and it was really during that q and a as the member stepped forward and asked some pretty, i think, appropriate questions about the amount of money that we were spending, the debt that we'd be taking on, and i don't ever remember him saying, you know, "okay we'll take a look at that." it was more just defending his proposal as is. >> narrator: and the republicans had a surprise
about the continuation of this president's legacy and his vision for the country. >> suarez: mr. obama will actually be sworn in sunday, in private, to meet the constitutional requirement for the oath on the 20th. then, he'll take the oath in public the next day. in a way, he will become the first president since franklin d. roosevelt to take the oath of office four times. in 2009, he took the oath twice because, in a do-over, performed the day after chief justice john roberts tripped on his lines during the first inauguration. >> within a few days, the president will be walking from that part of the capitol right here, and then down these stairs. >> suarez: new york democratic senator chuck schumer is chairman of the joint congressional committee on inaugural ceremonies, which oversees all of the inaugural rituals related to the capitol. >> there's no tanks in the streets, there's no rioting or picketing or protesting. it's a beautiful thing about america that the inauguration reminds us of. with all the trouble we have, the inauguration symbolizes that the republic marches onward. >>
and mrs. obama and their wonderful girls our best wishes and prayers on this historic day. may almighty god bless them and our wonderful country over the next four years. >> the parallel that i would draw with president obama's fans, followers would be that of ronald reagan. reagan made the country feel good about itself, and i think that is an element that president obama has. the people that believe in his agenda, believe in him, believe in what he's been able to accomplish. there's a parallel of how they connect to that president, and i think that that is the parallel between reagan and president obama. these folks right here, these wage earners, these middle class answerers, they know that guy in that limousine is their guy. they know that he cares about them, and there is an emotional connection. >> the presidential reviewing stand there out in front of the white house. i am rachel maddow here from our location at the newseum. chris matthews is taking over our coverage now of the inaugural parade along with martin bashir. he will see you again at 9:00 eastern. all our prime time sh
african american was sworn in. it was an historic day. mr. obama came to the president in the midst of a global financial crisis and two wars. he has had to reshape america's role in the world, the boldness of his accomplishments-- health care reform-- has been divisive. in his first inaugural speech president obama promised a new vision for a troubled country. >> today i say to you that the challenges we face are real they are serious and they are many. they will not be met easily or in a short span of time but know this, america, they will be met! (cheers and applause) >> rose: four years later much work remains on major issues from climate change to immigration reform to the debate about taxes and spending and the most recent focus on gun control joining me to assess barack obama is a group of distinguished scholars and historians. from boston, dorr wince kearns goodwin, she won the pulitzer prize for her book called "no ordinary time." her latest biography "team of rivals" formed the basis for steven spielberg's movie "lincoln." she'll join us later. from nashville, jon meacham,
some shelves, he thanked vol tors for their service. >> again, we submit that mrs. obama was better at painting than her husband was. she looks much more into it. we are talking about the day of national service on the mall. suzanne malveaux is there where it's all being held. suzanne? >> hey, i'm trying to hear you. we're kind of competing a little bit with they're rallying up the crowd here pop we expect to see a couple of folks here. angela basset who is going to be taking the is taken soon. she is taking the stage right now we understand. we also are going to be hearing from philadelphia mayor nutter who is also going to be talking about the importance of giving back in the community. it's been a lot of passion here. of course, the different organizations that people are signing up to figure out what they can do to help folks in need on this national service day on this summit day. we have seen eva longoria talking about the need to reach out to latino he community. immigration reform is something she has been pushing. she saw the vice president's son beau biden. he serves in th
of the united states, mrs. michelle obama, accompanied by secretary of the senate nancy erikson, clerk of the house of representatives, karen h0. 0s, mrs. schubert, mrs. reed and -- [cheering] >> next up we're going to see the approach and about to be announced of vice president, the world's happiest guy, bill biden. don't think we have ever seen him except in times of national crises without that smile on his face. >> and why not today. >> it's the effect of joe biden's remarks on this administration. they were an odd couple. he was the hot to barack obama's cool. >> he was the punch line for a lot of late-night monologues. if anything, joe biden has emerged in this administration has a key player and indispensable player in dealing with the congress and the political part of politics, the people part of politics which the president does not spend a lot of time, effort, or energy on. >> do you agree with that. >> if you look at the deal with congress, they tried every other relationship, the obama, the reed-mcconnell relationship but it was the biden relationship that set it off. he k
, the next four years won't be just an adjustment for sasha and malia, but also for mr. and mrs. obama, who, like it or not, are going to have to preparing for someth else. the empty nest. >> big empty nest. that's for sure. it's amazing how they have grown up over the four years. >> when we see the pictures, they say the pictures are a thousand words. you see the little girls and now they're as tall as their mom. >> we were both commenting on the same thing yesterday. >> i wish the obamas only the best. enjoy these girls while they're still at home because you're right, pretty soon they will be off to college. >>> the eyes of the fashion world on the first lady, michelle obama, from her inaugural outfit to her gown for the balls to her choice for today's prayer service at the national cathedral. the first lady is getting high marks, rave reviews. cnn's alina cho takes a closer look. >> hey, wolf and kate, we all know by now that dressing first lady michelle obama for a high profile history-making event like the inauguration is a real game changer for a designer. last night, the biggest pri
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